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No-dating policies: How far should yours go?

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It’s nearly futile to try to deflect Cupid’s arrows. Still, many organizations do set policies to minimize the potential legal fallout from co-workers’ romantic relationships. UPS recently got sued over its policy that bans supervisors from dating ANY hourly employee—regardless whether the employee is a direct report. So, do love relationships trump house rules? In this case, the court sighed, “Love and marriage are the losers; something doesn’t seem quite right about that.”

Case In Point: Gerald Ellis worked for UPS for 21 years, successfully rising from driver to management. Ellis, who was black, fell in love with a white female hourly employee in the company call center. They kept their relationship secret for three years because of the company’s strict nonfraternization policy.

UPS’ policy makes it a firing offense for managers to engage in a romantic relationship with any hourly employee, ...(register to read more)

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Watina February 8, 2016 at 4:57 pm

intereresting article on workplace romance


hujlos sijjuo December 13, 2008 at 7:28 am



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